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What Are The Benefits Of Bilingualism?

So, you’re interested in learning a new language but you want to know what benefits of knowing two languages can bring you? Here at Global Language Services we’re here to advise, educate and encourage you on all things languages.   Other than the obvious benefits of being able to talk to the natives or even order … Continued

10 Unusual Words With Beautiful Meanings

Have you ever wanted to describe a feeling or phenomenon, but been at a loss at to what word to use?  All too often we can get stuck in a rut using the same words over and over, and there are even some words missing from the English language that we desperately need. By failing … Continued

Dutch and Flemish: What’s the difference?

Considering the overlap in mainstream definitions, it’s not surprising that many believe Dutch and Flemish to be one of the same – or rather that they refer only to a geographical difference. However, while the two are remarkably similar in some ways, they feature various significant differences. When you’re dealing with native speakers of either Dutch or … Continued

The Best Foreign Language Films You Must Watch

“Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films”. These words of wisdom are straight from the mouth of 2020 Oscar-winning director, Bong Joon-Ho shortly after receiving the best-picture award for his film, Parasite.  Despite Korean being one of the hardest languages to learn, it … Continued

How Was Dothraki Language Created?

As Daenerys Targaryen discovers in Game of Thrones, learning Dothraki language and customs is no walk in the park. Whether it’s fictional or not, language learning is tough. Have you ever tried to invent your own? Even if you are not a fan, it is highly likely that you have at least heard of George … Continued

What Are The Romance Languages?

The Romance Languages are one of the biggest groups of languages globally. Unlike the love languages (physical touch, acts of service, etc.), the Romance Languages are actually just a group of already widely spoken languages. They are just appreciated as being “romantic”.   But what makes or defines a Romance Language? Which languages are Romance … Continued

When Did Latin Die? And Why?

Introduction Have you ever found yourself wondering “where did this word come from?” – well there’s a strong chance that the word derived from Latin. You’ve probably arrived at this post because you’re interested in when Latin supposedly “died” and why this is the case. Here at Global Language Services, we’re here to help explain … Continued

Manx Language: How Did it Return from the Dead?

Have you recently come across the phrase “Manx language” and wondered what it is? Or are you a language history buff and you want to find out more about its life cycle? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’re going to discuss … Continued

British vs American English: Why and How Are They Different

In modern Britain, we often use American English words without realising it. We find ourselves constantly influenced by American television, news, online media, and more. Little by little, British English and American English are intertwining, and before you know it, your best friend is asking you to “pass the potato chips” or asking you if … Continued